Art Journaling with Shari Carroll: 2024 “To Love”

Happy 2024, everyone!!! It’s Shari here with the first entry of my 2024 art journal. After much consideration, I’ve chosen to use circle dies as my base for the year. I’m using the Simon Says Stamp Nested circles and the outer edge of this entry measures 4″. This size will allow me to use my embossing folders, die cuts and even sewing as I move forward with my projects. I’ll be securing these at the top using the Simon Says Stamp Ring Clip.

My first entry is my wish for 2024. To LOVE! I had a few curiosities that I decided to experiment with. First, do the Tim Holtz Glazes allow the glimmer of the Sparkle Kraft stock to remain after embossing? I got my answer, yes they do!! A nice surprise happened when the Speckled Egg glaze grabbed a bit of the gold paper color and turned it a beautiful green. This fits the organic look I was going for so I was thrilled!

My second curiosity was to figure out how to make a see-thru shaker element. I achieved this by using acetate on the front and back champagne flutes and adding more layers in between until I had the desired height for the sequins to be sandwiched.

If you’d like to see how these techniques are done, check out my video below.

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Simon Says Stamp MAGNETIC GLASS MAT…
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CZ Design Champagne Flute Wafer Die…
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CZ Design Little Banners Wafer Dies…
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Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Twinkle…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Stock…
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Simon Says Stamp CLEAR ACETATE SHEETS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock CHAMPAGNE…
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Neenah Cardstock Classic Crest 80 LB…
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools…
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Ranger Mini Domed Ink Blending Foam…
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Simon Says Stamp Place And Pierce…
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Everyday…
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Simon Says Stamp VERY VERY LOW TACK…
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Simon Says Stamp XL Precision Craft…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC LABEL…
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Popular Wagner Precision Heat Tool HT400
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  1. ohmy gosh i absolutely love love love this idea…. beautiful make! now to decide which shape i should tackle!

  2. I just love this, Shari! Thanks for showing me that the Distress glaze can go atop glitter paper – I have never tried that. I absolutely love the resulting project. So pretty!!
    Lori S in PA

  3. Hi Shari!
    I love this!
    Can you paint the overall picture of this project? Is the idea to be monthly with one word? Or?
    Thanks!
    Ruth in the Bay Area

  4. For my inaugural entry, I’ve chosen a simple yet powerful theme: “To Love.” This encapsulates my heartfelt wish for the year ahead. In my experimentation process, I had a few curiosities to explore.

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